World Food Day (FAO)
October 16th, 2017
One of the biggest issues related to climate change is food security. The world’s poorest - many of whom are farmers, fishers, and pastoralists - are being hit hardest by higher temperatures and an increasing frequency of weather-related disasters
Growing food in a sustainable way means adopting practices that produce more with less in the same area of land and use natural resources wisely. It also means reducing food losses before the final product or retail stage through a number of initiatives including better harvesting, storage, packing, transport, infrastructure, market mechanisms, as well as institutional and legal frameworks.
By strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers, we can guarantee food security for the planet’s increasingly hungry global population also reduce emissions. FAO is calling on countries to address food and agriculture in their climate action plans and invest more in rural development.